In Defense of the Student Movement
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, New York, USA
Year Published: 1971
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8861
In 1971, Chomsky proclaims the student movement to be the one organized segment of the intellectual community that is genuinely and actively committed to the kind of social change needed. However, he outlines what he finds to be the grave tactical mistakes being made by the movement, one being their search for confrontation. Chomsky sees this as "suicidal". However, regardless of his practical criticisms, he continues to express his explicit support.